Precast Concrete Components 2.0: Project Trailer

2022/07/25

Within the project Precast Concrete Components 2.0 (PCC 2.0) an interdisciplinary team develops novel circular economy processes to reuse concrete components of obsolete buildings. The project aims at overcoming linear material flows within architectural construction and avoiding further exploitation of scarce resources. The team digitizes and disassembles buildings and transforms them into refurbished components: PCC 2.0 – Precast Concrete Components 2.0.

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers and industry experts in architecture, engineering, surveying and building digitization aims at flipping the order of conventional digital-real process chains: While currently a building design starts with digital planning and subsequent materialization, PCC 2.0 starts from an existing, obsolete building and transforms it into a repository for precast concrete components (PCC). In a real-digital process chain concrete components, harvested from disassembled buildings, are digitized, refurbished and robotically transformed into PCC’s. Computational tools then help to aggregate the discrete elements into dry-joint structures that serve as both, buildings for today and component repository for future buildings. PCC’s are elements decoupled from the lifespan of a single building and rather circulate through time and space.

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Team:

Institut für Tragwerksentwurf (ITE), TU Braunschweig,

Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Nachhaltiges Bauen (ENB), TU Darmstadt,

THING TECHNOLOGIES GmbH

FARO Europe GmbH

Digital Design Unit (DDU), TU Darmstadt

Gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung im Rahmen der Fördermaßnahme “Ressourceneffiziente Kreislaufwirtschaft – Bauen und Mineralische Stoffkreisläufe (ReMin)”

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